Christine Grahame and Mabel win Holyrood Dog of the Year
Christine Grahame and pointer Mabel have won Holyrood Dog of the Year, as the competition returned to parliament for the first time since 2019.
Pam Duncan-Glancy’s dog Tony came in second place, while Ollie, a Dog’s Trust rescue dog sponsored by Clare Adamson, was third.
Bluesy, who belongs to Mark Ruskell’s researcher, won the public vote.
The event was organised by the Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership.
Fourteen MSPs entered the competition with either their own dogs, dogs they had borrowed or with rescues from the Dogs Trust.
Grahame borrowed Mabel from her office manager.
The event was sponsored by Jeremy Balfour, who was one of the judges.
Dogs were invited to take part in a small obstacle course, but many were distrustful of the tunnel.
Mark Beazley, chief Executive of the Kennel Club said: “Whilst the competition itself is no doubt a light-hearted and fun event, it is also an excellent opportunity to showcase the happiness that dogs can bring to our lives and to raise awareness of the actions that need to be taken – both in Parliament and beyond – to promote responsible dog ownership.”